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  • 300 Sacks Castor Beans Found In Iraq By U.S.Troops[per MSNBC]

    06/25/2003 9:14:47 PM PDT · by Lady In Blue · 115 replies · 431+ views
    MSNBC ^ | June 25, 2003 | vanity
    I was watching TV this evening and started to flip cable channels when I saw a streaming on MSNBC on our forces finding castor beans. The following is a part of what their website said about it. NBC News’ Jim Miklaszewski that within just the past week, U.S. investigators had found two shipping containers filled with millions of much more recent documents relating to chemical and biological weapons. One of the documents, from 2001, was titled “Document burial and U.N. activities in Iraq,” the sources said. It gave detailed instructions on how to hide materials and deceive U.N. weapons inspectors,...
  • Benghazi Investigator Slams America and ‘Islamophobes’

    11/02/2012 6:08:08 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 19 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 02NOV12 | Matthew Vadum
    America is a seething hotbed of “Islamophobia,” filled with ignorant racist rubes who irrationally fear the benign Muslim religion, according to the Obama administration’s lead investigator into the Benghazi atrocities. So said former Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering in more polished, diplomatic language during an Oct. 23 panel discussion at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. The talk was on “what role the faith community can play in fighting Islamophobia,” a make-believe mental illness that Islamists would love to have listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Radical Islam’s stateside defenders frequently accuse anti-terrorism hawks of “McCarthyism,” hurling...
  • IAEA: Iran reaches breakthrough in suspected nuclear weapons push

    09/03/2011 9:49:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 9/3/11 | Yossi Melman
    The United Nations nuclear watchdog released a report Saturday stating that Iran is pursuing the development of nuclear weapons, adding that the Islamic Republic has upgraded its nuclear facilities in order to defend them from possible cyber attacks. According to the report by the International Atomic Energy Agency, Iran has installed new and improved 2IR as well as 4IR centrifuges, which according to experts, will be immune to cyber attacks that were able to breach the older centrifuges. The centrifuges have allegedly been installed, the report states, in a fortified underground facility for uranium enrichment near the city of Qom.
  • Nuclear Leak In North Korea

    06/23/2010 11:33:32 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | 6/23/2010 | Gordon G. Chang
    Is Kim Jong-il building a new type of weapon? On Monday Seoul announced that the Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety had detected unusually high levels of xenon gas near the North Korea border on May 14. The concentration of xenon was eight times higher than normal, and the presence of the gas is indicative of nuclear activities. Because the wind was blowing south at the time, the source of the gas could not have been one of South Korea's nuclear plants. The xenon might have originated in China or Russia, but the most likely place was the land of unexplained...
  • Iran picks new enrichment site

    04/19/2010 11:05:10 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 154+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 4-19-2010 | Associated Press
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has approved the site for a new enrichment facility Iran plans to build, his top adviser said Monday, the latest step in expanding a nuclear program that the United Nations has demanded Teheran halt. Still, in an apparent attempt to ward off a new UN sanctions, Iran's foreign minister said his country wants to hold further discussions on a nuclear fuel deal that was originally touted as a possible way to ease the standoff but has since hit a dead end. The United States and its allies are trying to rally support for new UN sanctions...
  • TERRORISM and COUNTERTERRORISM: News, INFORMATION & Analysis

    03/03/2010 9:47:40 PM PST · by Velveeta · 532 replies · 5,882+ views
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  • Report: Iran Firm Got Parts to Enrich Uranium

    04/02/2010 8:00:26 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 4 replies · 274+ views
    cbsnews.com ^ | April 2, 2010 | Alex Sundby
    How an Iranian business with close ties to the country's nuclear program obtained restricted equipment for enriching uranium is the focus of multiple investigations being conducted by western agencies. The Wall Street Journal reported Friday night that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and western intelligence agencies have been probing the Iranian firm's procurement of "critical valves and vacuum gauges" since Jan. 14. The IAEA launched its investigation after receiving a tip that the equipment allegedly reached the Iranian business through a Chinese company's intermediary.
  • CIA: N. Korea nuke program advancing, ties with Iran, Syria 'strong'

    04/02/2010 11:11:18 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies · 560+ views
    Geo Strategy Direct.com ^ | 4/3/2010 | Geo Strategy Direct.com
    new report by the CIA states that North Korea is continuing to make progress with its nuclear arms program and now has the capability to produce nuclear weapons with a yield of a "couple of kilotons" — or the equivalent of 2,000 tons of TNT. “The North’s nuclear test in May 2009 — apparently more successful than its 2006 test — suggests the North has the capability to produce nuclear weapons with a yield of roughly a couple of kilotons TNT equivalent,” the annual report to Congress for 2009 on arms proliferation states. Additionally, the report said North Korea had...
  • Israel could use tactical nukes on Iran: thinktank

    03/26/2010 10:53:59 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 14 replies · 763+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 3/27/2010 | Dan Williams
    Deeply concerned as it is by the risk of a nuclear-armed Iran, Israel has never even hinted at using atomic weapons to forestall the perceived threat. But now a respected Washington think tank has said that low-radioactive yield "tactical" nuclear warheads would be one way for the Israelis to destroy Iranian uranium enrichment plants in remote, dug-in fortifications. Despite the 65-year-old taboo against carrying out -- or, for that matter, mooting -- nuclear strikes, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) says in a new report that "some believe that nuclear weapons are the only weapons that can destroy...
  • Iran to build two enrichment plants in mountains from March

    02/22/2010 1:25:10 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 3 replies · 241+ views
    Zawya.com ^ | 1/22/2010 | Jay Deshmukh
    Iran said on Monday it is considering plans to start building two new uranium enrichment plants from March, with the sites concealed in the mountains to avert air strikes. The announcement from Iran's atomic chief Ali Akbar Salehi comes just days after the UN nuclear watchdog raised concerns that Tehran could be building a nuclear warhead. "Inshallah (God willing), in the next Iranian year (starting in March) as ordered by the president (Mahmoud Ahmadinejad), we may start the construction of two new enrichment sites," Salehi told ISNA news agency. He said the enrichment capacities of the new sites would be...
  • 10 Reasons Nuclear Iran Is No Joke

    11/30/2009 5:17:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 560+ views
    Investors.com ^ | November 30, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Terror State: A dithering world has for years underestimated the costs of appeasement toward Iran. Tehran's aggressive plans for 10 new nuclear plants show they want dominance, not just a bomb or two. To any informed observer, it's no surprise that Iran is now collecting its 10-to-1 winnings in the high-stakes game Tehran's Islamofascist government has been playing with the free world for years now. There's been a United Nations censure, demands to halt the building of the newly revealed enrichment facility near the holy city of Qom, and multiple rounds of economic sanctions. The U.S., Britain, France and Germany...
  • US Mulling over Uranium Enrichment in Iran (Is 0 about to accept a Nuclear Iran?)

    10/19/2009 1:10:02 PM PDT · by mojito · 27 replies · 1,853+ views
    FARS News Agency ^ | 10/19/2009 | Unattributed
    Representatives from Iran, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and three western states have convened in two-day talks in Vienna on October 19-20 to discuss supply of nuclear fuel for Tehran reactor. Informed sources close to the talks in Vienna said that the US has in a series of secret meetings informed its European partners of Washington's decision on acceptance of uranium enrichment in Iran. The sources reiterated that a number of Washington's EU allies have voiced strong protest against the decision, calling it a too big concession to Iran and a second blow to their stance by the US...
  • MOP + UON Spell Trouble For Iran (Will U.S. Bomb, Bomb Iran?)

    10/08/2009 5:37:37 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 16 replies · 1,886+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 8, 2009 | IBD editorial staff
    Security: After Iran admits building a second enrichment facility inside a mountain, the Pentagon shifts money from other programs to urgently fund the mother of all bunker-buster bombs. Why the need for speed? At the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh last month, President Obama announced, "The Islamic Republic of Iran has been building a covert uranium enrichment facility near Qom for several years." U.S. officials said they knew for some time that the facility existed. The announcement was made after U.S. officials learned Iran had told the International Atomic Energy Agency of Qom's existence. Our knowledge of the facility built in...
  • Bust Iran's Bunkers

    08/03/2009 5:15:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 1,355+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 3, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Defense: As the failure of engagement with Iran grows more apparent, the administration that has talked very softly may be getting the mother of all sticks ready. Guess we need high-tech Cold War weapons after all.Western intelligence sources have told London's Times that Iran has perfected the means to develop and detonate a nuclear bomb and is merely awaiting word from its supreme leader to produce its first one. Should the order be given, it would take just six months to enrich enough uranium and another six months to assemble the warhead. Time's up. Recently, and perhaps not coincidentally, Defense...
  • Iran Friday Sermon: New Qom Enrichment Facility - A Facility Of Iran's Nuclear Pride

    10/02/2009 5:24:11 PM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 272+ views
    In Iran's main Friday sermon today, Hujjat Al-Eslam Kazem Sadeqi said that Saeed Jalili, the Iranian representative at the Geneva talks, had presented Iran's package of proposals and that it had been discussed at the meeting. He said that the arrogance (i.e. the U.S.) had now found a new subject (that is, the Qom enrichment facility) to lock horns with Iran over. While this matter was nothing new, he added, the Americans want to use it to raise a furor. He called the new Qom enrichment facility a facility of Iran's nuclear pride. Sadeqi said that Iran had always declared...
  • ...Employee Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Disclosure of Restricted Atomic Energy Data

    01/26/2009 2:11:36 PM PST · by Cindy · 15 replies · 937+ views
    US DOJ.gov/opa - Press Release ^ | January 26, 2009 | n/a
    January 26, 2009 Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.usdoj.gov/opa/pr/2009/January/09-nsd-064.html Former Oak Ridge Complex Employee Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Disclosure of Restricted Atomic Energy Data WASHINGTON – Roy Lynn Oakley, 67, a resident of Harriman, Tenn., pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Knoxville, to count one of an indictment charging him with unlawful disclosure of Restricted Data under the Atomic Energy Act, in violation of 42 U.S.C., Section 2274(b). The guilty plea was announced today by Matthew G. Olsen, Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security, and James R. Dedrick, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of...
  • Tennessee Man Sentenced for Trying to Sell Uranium Enrichment Equipment

    06/18/2009 3:54:55 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 7 replies · 562+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | June 18, 2009 | United States Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Tennessee
    KNOXVILLE, TN—On Thursday, June 18, 2009, in U.S. District Court in Knoxville,Tenn., U.S. District Judge Thomas A. Varlan, Jr., sentenced Roy Lynn Oakley, 67, of Harriman, Tenn., to six years in prison for trying to sell parts of uranium enrichment equipment that he had stolen from a U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) facility in Oak Ridge. Oakley had illegally taken this equipment while employed at a building formerly known as the K-25 plant. The K-25 building, now known as the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP), was operated by DOE as a facility to produce highly enriched uranium used in the...
  • 'Iran talks should last 12 weeks max'

    12/21/2008 10:00:56 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies · 593+ views
    jpost.com ^ | Dec 18, 2008 | HERB KEINON
    The US should consider making concessions to Russia on the placement of a missile-defense shield in Europe, in order to get Moscow to back "crippling" concessions against Iran if the time comes, a leading US congressman said Thursday. Howard Berman, the powerful Democratic chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said in an interview that one reason for a limited dialogue with the Iranians to get them to suspend uranium enrichment would be to encourage other countries to "buy into crippling" sanctions if Teheran failed to do so. Berman said the US-Iran talks should be of a set duration, somewhere...
  • Ahmadinejad says Iran now has 5,000-to-6,000 centrifuges for uranium enrichment

    07/26/2008 3:20:47 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 25 replies · 315+ views
    AFP via translation | July 26, 2008
    via translation - ALERT - Nuclear: Iran has 5,000 to 6,000 centrifuges TEHRAN - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Saturday that Iran had 5,000 to 6,000 centrifuges for uranium enrichment activities, confirming that the Islamic Republic has expanded its controversial nuclear programme, reported state radio.
  • Iran given two-week deadline to end the nuclear impasse

    07/19/2008 5:21:33 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 85 replies · 208+ views
    Gaurdian UK ^ | Sunday July 20, 2008 | Julian Borger in Geneva
    Iran was given a fortnight to agree to freeze its uranium enrichment programme yesterday or face further international isolation. After a day of inconclusive talks in Geneva, a six-nation negotiating team warned the Iranian delegation that it had run out of patience and demanded a 'yes or no' answer to a proposal it put forward five weeks ago.
  • Ex-worker charged with trying to sell uranium-enrichment components

    07/19/2007 10:25:29 PM PDT · by gpapa · 279+ views
    Knoxville News ^ | http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2007/jul/19/nuke-secrets-stolen-ornl/ | Frank Munger & Jamie Satterfield
    A former maintenance worker at the East Tennessee Technology Park pleaded not guilty in federal court Thursday to charges of attempting to sell potentially sensitive components used for uranium enrichment to the French government. Roy Lynn Oakley, 67, of Harriman, faces a two-count indictment charging that he stole pieces of equipment from October 2006 to Jan. 26, 2007 at the Oak Ridge site, for the purpose of selling them. More seriously, he is charged with offering the material to France “to injure the United States and secure an advantage to a foreign nation.” He is free on $25,000 bond and...
  • Nuclear Secrets Allegedly Stolen From Tenn. Lab

    07/19/2007 8:15:44 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 37 replies · 1,488+ views
    Nuclear Secrets Allegedly Stolen From Tenn. Lab First On WNBC.com POSTED: 10:12 am EDT July 19, 2007 UPDATED: 10:50 am EDT July 19, 2007 NEW YORK -- WNBC.com's Jonathan Dienst has learned a contract worker is accused of stealing nuclear secrets from the Oak Ridge National Lab in Tennessee. Investigators said the worker wanted to sell the secrets to a "foreign country." Investigators are calling the theft a serious breach of security at one of the country's most important nuclear research labs. Officials said there was serious concern the documents could have fallen into the hands of enemy states or...
  • N. Korea Digging New Tunnels Where Nuclear Tests Are Possible(potential HEU site also located)

    09/28/2006 1:05:19 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies · 1,059+ views
    Munhwa Ilbo ^ | 09/28/06 | Kim Jong-tae
    /begin my translation N. Korea Digging New Tunnels Where Nuclear Tests Are Possible 5 Tunnels in the valley of Mu-myong Mountain... could also be missile bases Kim Jong-tae Intelligence agencies have learned that N. Korea is digging five new tunnels suspected to be a missile base in the valley of Mu-myong Mountain(2851 ft), Shi-jung County, Jagang Province, N. Korea. They are looking into it carefully. In particular, they do not rule out the possibility that the tunnels could be used for nuclear test. Furthermore, they also received intelligence that there are uranium-enrichment facilities at Hwa-pyong County, Jagang Province, and now...
  • United States Slams Iran Nuclear Stance

    08/24/2006 3:45:13 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 45 replies · 741+ views
    By UPI Staff United Press International WASHINGTON (UPI) -- The United States Wednesday said Iran's proposal for nuclear negotiations fell short of United Nations demands that it stop enriching uranium. Spokesmen for the White House and State Department said the United States was consulting with other members of the U.N. Security Council to determine the next steps in the process aimed at ending Iran's nuclear program. Iran's response "falls short of the conditions set by the Security Council, which require the full and verifiable suspension of all enrichment-related and reprocessing activities," State Department spokesman Gonzalo Gallegos said. "We are closely...
  • Iran Connects the Dots

    06/10/2006 9:52:28 PM PDT · by parousia · 19 replies · 941+ views
    National Review ^ | June 10, 2006 | Michael Ledeen
    <p>It didn’t take long to start pooh-poohing the significance of eliminating Zarqawi. MSNBC/al-Reuters headline: ‘Zarqawi more myth than Man.’ And of course, the hate-America crowd hinted the ‘timing’ was peculiar (Bush needed a boost in the polls). Zarqawi was a very important man in the terror network and welcomed by the radical Shiite regime in Tehran. he was more than a leader of one faction in a religious war; he promoted religious conflict as a tactic to destabilize Iraq and drive out the Coalition. He and his Iranian backers/masters promoted all kinds of internal Iraqi conflict: Kurds against Arabs, Turkamen against Kurds, anything that worked. The terror masters put aside their differences and made a war plan in which Sunni and Shia, Syrian and Saudi, Iranian and Iraqi cooperated against their common satanic enemy, the United States. Another important fact emerged from the accounts of the attack on Zarqawi: we killed two women in the same house. because they were his key intelligence officers in the jihadist terror organizations, despite endless citations from the Koran demanding their subservience. Theywere important components of the terror headquarters. And second, when our soldiers enter terrorists’ quarters and kill women in the ensuing firefight, it is highly probable the women may be terrorists also. Zarqawi played on a global scale. Reports from Canada recount contacts between the ‘home-grown’ terrorists arrested by the Mounties and Zarqawi: ‘Mississauga News,’ June 7: ‘The arrest of 17 suspects...is said to be the latest stage in dismantling a terrorist network that’s linked to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi...’).and seem linked to FBI arrests in Atlanta and others in Sarajevo, England, and Denmark. The public announcement a few months ago that Zarqawi was no longer the head of al Qaeda in Iraq, that henceforth the Iraqi Sunni ‘community’ would run the terror war there stated Zarqawi would devote his efforts to the international jihad.</p>
  • Rice trades barbs with Russian before Iran meet

    05/14/2006 11:48:27 AM PDT · by Dark Skies · 15 replies · 822+ views
    AP via The Standard (Hong Kong) ^ | 5/15/2006 | Philip Sherwell
    US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, traded barbs during bad- tempered talks at a foreign ministers' summit in New York on Iran's nuclear program a week ago. The exchanges provided a candid introduction to diplomacy for Margaret Beckett, Britain's new foreign secretary, who attended the tetchy session at the end of her first full day in the job. The row, which further undermines hopes of a diplomatic solution to the Iran crisis, reflects deepening rifts between the United States and Russia. Tension surfaced at a private meeting hosted by Rice in the Waldorf Hotel...
  • Iran - IAEA finds traces of enriched uranium in location where Tehran denies activity

    05/12/2006 4:13:49 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 22 replies · 4,012+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | May 12, 2006
    The IAEA discovers in Iran of new enriched uranium traces VIENNA - the IAEA discovered uranium traces highly enriched on an Iranian nuclear site where Teheran contradicted in the past to have carried out this kind of experiment, to AFP diplomats Friday in Vienna indicated. These uranium particles highly enriched were discovered in taking away carried out by the inspectors of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in the research center of Lavizan, close of Teheran, shaved in 2004 by the Iranian authorities, one specified same sources.
  • 'Divine Strake' - testing for Iran?

    05/05/2006 10:06:10 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 34 replies · 915+ views
    Jane's Intelligence Digest ^ | 04 May 2006 | staff writer
    The US will conduct a high-explosives test in June at the U16B complex on the Nevada Test Site to determine how effectively a massive conventional bomb would perform against fortified underground targets. Codenamed 'Divine Strake', the test will not involve a conventional bomb as such, but will detonate a vast pile (amounting to 700 tonnes) of ammonium nitrate and fuel oil (ANFO) with 136 kg of C-4 explosive - the US equivalent of Semtex - as the initiator. As part of a series conducted by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), the explosion will be equivalent to more than half...
  • Iran Touts Itself As a Nuclear Power

    04/13/2006 10:18:30 AM PDT · by Westlander · 12 replies · 393+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | April 13, 2006 | AP
    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad vowed Thursday that Iran won't back away from uranium enrichment and said the world must treat Iran as a nuclear power. the comments were made as Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, arrived in Tehran for talks aimed at defusing tensions over Iran's nuclear program.
  • Iran expects atomic news on Tuesday night

    04/11/2006 12:44:36 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 25 replies · 845+ views
    Reuters | April 11, 2006
    TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranians will hear "good news" on their country's atomic programme on Tuesday night, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying by the official IRNA news agency. "After hearing all the good news tomorrow (Tuesday) night, Iranians should prostrate themselves before almighty God," he said in the northeastern city of Mashhad on Monday night. A conservative newspaper close to key officials has speculated the news would be that Iran had enriched uranium to the 3.5 percent level needed for fuel to run nuclear power stations. A reporter for the Arabic-language Al Arabiya satellite channel said Iran had...
  • UN Security Council demands Iran suspend uranium enrichment within 30 days

    03/29/2006 2:13:26 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 27 replies · 593+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | March 29, 2006
    UNO gives 30 days to Iran to suspend the uranium enrichment New York (the United Nations) - the Security Council of the United Nations gave Wednesday 30 days to Iran to suspend his activities of uranium enrichment, in an unanimously adopted declaration of his fifteen members. In this declaration, the Council calls Iran has "to take the measurements required by the Council of the governors of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) (...) who are essential to establish confidence (international community) in the exclusively peaceful character of his nuclear program". It "underlines, in this respect, the particular importance of a...
  • Iran/Russia - Deliveries of nuclear fuel to Bushehr to be discussed Sunday - source

    02/25/2006 2:01:11 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 342+ views
    Interfax (RU) ^ | February 25, 2006
    TEHRAN. Feb 25 (Interfax) - The beginning of Russian nuclear fuel deliveries to Iran for the initial core fuelling of the nuclear power plant under construction in Bushehr will be discussed during Russia's Federal Atomic Energy Agency chief Sergei Kiriyenko's visit to the plant's construction site on Sunday, a source from the Russian delegation accompanying Kiriyenko on the trip said. Russia's offer to establish a joint venture for uranium enrichment on Russian territory was not discussed at Saturday negotiations between Kiriyenko and Iranian Vice President for Atomic Energy Qolam-Reza Aqazadeh, although they discussed fuel supplies, the source said. The...
  • Iran making progress in uranium enrichment: diplomats (Now operating 10-centrifuge cascade)

    02/24/2006 1:03:28 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 432+ views
    Agence France Presse | February 24, 2006
    Iran is now operating a 10-centrifuge cascade for uranium enrichment as it makes progress on its nuclear program, diplomats told AFP Friday ahead of a key UN nuclear report next week. The upcoming report from the UN watchdog International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) "will confirm that Iran is now running 10 centrifuges" with a feedstock gas used to manufacture enriched uranium, a diplomat said. Enriched uranium can be fuel for nuclear power reactors or the raw material for atom bombs.
  • Russia Puts Condition on Iran Enrichment

    02/16/2006 3:32:12 AM PST · by AZRepublican · 15 replies · 475+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/16/05 | GEORGE JAHN,
    VIENNA, Austria - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Moscow will only host Iran's uranium enrichment program if Tehran agrees to re-impose an indefinite freeze on enrichment at home. In Paris Thursday, French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy said that Iran's nuclear program is a cover for clandestine military activity. "No civil nuclear program can explain the Iranian nuclear program. It is a clandestine military nuclear program," Douste-Blazy said on France-2 television. "The international community has sent a very firm message in telling the Iranians to return to reason and suspend all nuclear activity and the enrichment and conversion of uranium,...
  • Iran Says Will Never Give Up Uranium Enrichment

    04/11/2005 7:28:21 AM PDT · by Interesting Times · 58 replies · 702+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 10, 2005 | Reuters
    TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran will not abandon uranium enrichment, despite its negotiations with the European Union on its nuclear program, a senior official said on Sunday. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said Iran would never renounce its right to carry out the process, but was hopeful about the outcome of the talks with Europe. Britain, France and Germany, representing the European Union, have been trying to persuade Tehran to scrap all parts of its atomic fuel cycle, particularly uranium enrichment which can be used to make atomic bombs as well as fuel for power plants. Asefi said uranium enrichment...
  • Looting at Weapons Plants Was Systematic, Iraqi Says

    03/12/2005 5:56:56 PM PST · by Valin · 20 replies · 2,100+ views
    NY Times ^ | 3/13/05 | JAMES GLANZ / WILLIAM J. BROAD
    BAGHDAD, Iraq, March 12 - In the weeks after Baghdad fell in April 2003, looters systematically dismantled and removed tons of machinery from Saddam Hussein's most important weapons installations, including some with high-precision equipment capable of making parts for nuclear arms, a senior Iraqi official said this week in the government's first extensive comments on the looting. The Iraqi official, Sami al-Araji, the deputy minister of industry, said it appeared that a highly organized operation had pinpointed specific plants in search of valuable equipment, some of which could be used for both military and civilian applications, and carted the machinery...
  • U.S. and European Allies Agree on Steps in Iran Dispute

    03/11/2005 3:06:21 AM PST · by bd476 · 4 replies · 257+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 11, 2005 | David E. Sanger and Steven R. Weisman
    ASHINGTON, March 10 - Europe and the United States have agreed on a joint approach to negotiating with Iran over its nuclear program after months of dispute, with the Bush administration agreeing to offer modest economic incentives and the Europeans agreeing to take the issue to the United Nations Security Council if negotiations fail, senior American officials said Thursday.The American incentives would go into effect only if Iran agreed to halt the enrichment of uranium permanently. The agreement represents a major shift in strategy for both the Bush administration, which has refused for years to offer Iran incentives to give...
  • Bush warns Europe of Islamic alliance

    02/18/2005 8:19:38 PM PST · by JesseJane · 60 replies · 1,368+ views
    The Australian ^ | February 19, 2005 | Roy Eccleston
    GEORGE W. Bush is calling on Europe to join the US in increasing pressure on Syria and Iran to reform, as the two Middle Eastern nations tout a new strategic Islamic alliance against US and Israeli "plots". With Tehran's alleged nuclear ambitions the new flashpoint in the volatile region, Mr Bush also warned that the US would support Israel in any military action against Iran. At a press conference ahead of his visit to Europe next week, the US President promised to work with European leaders to produce a strategy to prevent Tehran developing a nuclear bomb. But he gave...
  • Iran's secret plans for 'nuclear' gas go ahead despite earlier promises

    12/19/2004 7:38:28 AM PST · by WmShirerAdmirer · 8 replies · 523+ views
    Telegraph via Lebanonwire.com ^ | December 19, 2004 | Damien Mcelroy
    Teheran had assured European leaders that it would suspend uranium enrichment activities, but new information suggests otherwise Iran has drawn up secret plans to make large quantities of a gas that can be used to produce highly enriched uranium, despite promises to suspend enrichment activities. Gholam Reza Aghazadeh, Iran's atomic energy chief, has authorised construction of a plant to make Anhydrous Hydrogen Fluoride (AHF), a gas that has many uses, from petrochemical processing to uranium enrichment. The plant is expected to be finished by 2006 and will have a capacity to produce 5,000 tons of AHF a year, according to...
  • Britain, France and Germany Announce Accord With Iran

    11/15/2004 11:47:46 AM PST · by workerbee · 17 replies · 545+ views
    NYT via Adelphia homepage ^ | 11/15/04 | ELAINE SCIOLINO
    PARIS, Nov. 15 - France, Britain and Germany announced today that they had reached a formal agreement with Iran that commits the country to suspend production of enriched uranium that can be used to make nuclear bombs in exchange for an array of possible rewards. Under the complex but limited agreement, Iran agreed to stop all uranium enrichment activities while it negotiates with the three European countries and the European Union over the possible benefits it might receive. The agreement is a diplomatic victory for both the Europeans and the Iranians, although both sides had to make hard concessions and...
  • Iraqi's Papers Said to Relate to Uranium Enrichment

    01/18/2003 9:36:33 AM PST · by Dog Gone · 37 replies · 337+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Saturday January 18, 2003
    LARNACA, Cyprus (AP) - Documents taken from an Iraqi scientist this week appear to have been related to laser enrichment, the head of the U.N. nuclear control agency said Saturday. U.N. inspectors went to the Baghdad home of physicist Faleh Hassan on Thursday and removed a number of documents, which the scientist said were from his private research and from doctoral theses of his students. Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, told The Associated Press that it was too early to tell what the documents were for certain and that he would get details when he and...